Survival of the Dead

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  1. shithead

    shithead Death By Ejaculation

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    Are you INSANE???

    Diary is pretty much his only lousy film. And Judging by the trailer for Survival...maybe that too. I still need to see it for myself though.
     
  2. baggio

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    Seen the film:

    Key points:

    - At exactly 2 min & 18 seconds... My reaction... Oh boy, this is gonna be bad.

    - Somewhere around the dock scene. It turned into a comedy for a while.

    Very poor output by Romero. A little embarrassing imo.
     
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    slinker Un-Holy Force.

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    Terrible plot, lousy acting, ridiculous CGI and intentional / unintentional humour?? i just didnt get it......as said above "embarrassing" indeed.
     
  4. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister The Schlock King

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    I loved Land but didn't like Diary. Well I hated Survival. The whole film felt lazy and going through the motions. Even the zombies felt boring this time around. This series is officially dead to me.
     
  5. maskull

    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    OK all you hardcore Romero fans are going to hate this movie. It's pretty goofy actually but I got some enjoyment out of this....apart from truly terrible cgi at the beginning. As I said, it's a pretty silly zombie film version of the Hatfields and the McCoys (but Irish), but there are some laughs (both intentional and not), a few really nice gore moments (and some really bad ones), and Kenneth Welsh stealing the show.

    It was very light entertainment for those who don't take zombie films (especially Romero ones) too seriously. More like Flight of the Living Dead than Night.

    I just kind of wish Romero'd give up on the Zombies getting smarter thing. Never liked that idea. At least this one wasn't as preachy as Diary.
     
  6. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    McCoy isn't Irish? :lol:
     
  7. Myron Breck

    Myron Breck Boom Shanka

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    GodDAMN. I am really dreading this one now. Sure, I'll watch it 'cause it's Romero but...I didn't care for LAND and downright hated DIARY....looks like there's no chance in hell I'll enjoy this one. I'm bummed. I was really hoping for something (anything) from ol' Georgie this time around.
     
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    it's slightly better than diary but pretty un-interesting all the same. it is better though, but this one is even less serious.
     
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    Wow, just finished watching Survival and I have to say Romero has lost his touch. This latest entry was almost comical, drifting far from the seriousness of the original trilogy. The acting was average and the characters remained mostly uninteresting, aside from Patrick O'Flynn who kept me amused throughout.

    I think the worst part is that Romero is now a CG head and all the gore tends to be digital (a lot of which doesn't look good). I'm not sure if digital is cheaper than practical but I do know practical effects often look better. In terms of gore, this one ain't got much of it (well, compared to Day anyway).

    Maybe Romero needs to get back to bigger budget pictures, either that or retire. Survival ain't nothing special, new or exciting. I find that a real shame as I had hope for this one. :(
     
  10. JoseCocodrilo

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    I really like Romero, i'm always expecting what he's doing next. I think that "Diary" was scarier than "Survival", but at least "Survival" had more zombie action and enjoyed "Land" because all the gore. But it's true about the CGI effects, romero is best when he uses real stuff.
     
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    I went into this one with zero expectations due to the mostly poor advance word.
    It wasn't bad. Sure the CG is terrible. But I liked the scaled down approach, no doubt due to budgetary restraints, and the running time of 80 minutes kept me from losing my interest. As a matter of fact the movie actually got better as it went along and by the last 15 minutes i was really into it.
    It just seems as if someone else besides Romero made this, and thats the sad part. There's nearly no trademark of a master director left here.
    Still, i'm gonna give SOTD a generous 7 out of 10.
     
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  13. DeathDealer

    DeathDealer I Inhale Horror

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    Man, all these posts are really depressing...
     
  14. YottNik

    YottNik Pay the price!

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    It's available as of today. If I'm converting the stupid MS points to dollars correctly, they want close to $15.00 just to rent it. I love you, George, but no way. At that price, I'll just wait til it comes out on DVD.
     
  15. buck135

    buck135 Kanamit

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    It's $10.00 on Amazon to rent. Who are they kidding? I'll pick up the Blu when it's $10.00.
     
  16. fceurich39

    fceurich39 Well-Known Member

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    can't find it on xbox live i am sure the dvd/blu-ray is a couple months away anyway
     
  17. YottNik

    YottNik Pay the price!

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    It's under Zune and then "G" for "George"
     
  18. Shannafey

    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    It's not worth $10 or $15!!
     
  19. fceurich39

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    thanks i found it not sure if i want cause i knoe the dvd/blu-ray release is right around the corner
     
  20. CPT HOOK

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    It is also available OnDemand for $9.99 (or $10.99 in HD).
     

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